For this week’s “Wednesday Smile” I thought I’d share a photo I took of my dad and a friend of ours. Every time I look at it, I have to smile.
These two gentlemen were into their 80th decade when this picture was taken. To live their whole lives having focused on loving and giving to others above all else leads to the kind of happy faces these two shared the evening I snapped this picture. Both have blessed this world as authors/song writers/teachers/fathers/grandfathers/courageous veterans on the battlefield of life. They are very special people and are an inspiration to me. The gentleman on the right is my dad, who went to be with the Lord four years ago this month. The other gentleman is still on this earth, continuing to share his love with others.
Today is my birthday, and I want to take this opportunity to say I hope all of you, my dear readers, have as happy a day as I will be having.
I believe our words have power, so I would also like to decree that this day, February 1,2014, is the first day of the most magnificent year of my life!
“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.” (Ulysses S. Grant)
“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth,and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.” (George Washington)
The Creator of the whole universe loves you!
My goodness, you have friends in high places!
God intended for every creature He made to be ‘friends’ with one another.
I borrowed this photo from Rocky Ridge Refuge in Gassville, AR. (USA) Click on the name to visit their website, find out about the work they do, and see more delightful pictures.